Monday, April 23, 2012

Gun Giveaway Contest The prize in this issue’s Gun Giveaway Contest is an Alexander Arms R-17-ST AR-15 chambered in .17 HMR, with a retail value of $1,175. Contest Entry Deadline: May 31, 2012

After several years of development and testing, Alexander Arms has released their new R-17-ST AR chambered in .17 HMR. The blow-back operated R-17-ST features Alexander Arms upper and lower receivers, with an 18-inch, stainless steel barrel button-rifled at a twist rate of 1:10”. The muzzle is threaded 1/2” x 28 TPI to accept standard .223/5.56 suppressors, and is fitted with a six-vent, A1 flash hider. The standard handguard is Alexander Arms’ G10 composite, non-vented, mid-length, free-floating handguard, while the buttstock is a 6-position collapsible model. The rifle comes with two 10-round magazines. A variety of options are available for custom ordered guns, including a Geissele trigger ($194.95), camo furniture (15 patterns, $300), spiral barrel fluting ($30) and a MK 10 vented, composite handguard ($140).
In testing by Alexander Arms, the R-17-ST has proven to be a 1 MOA (or better) performer, with an effective range on varmints out to 300 yards. See it at your firearms retailer, or contact Alexander Arms, Tel.: (540) 639-8356; Web: